When will SARETEC open?Some SARETEC courses will commence June 2015
What areas of the renewable industry does SARETEC offer training in?SARETEC will offer courses in Wind energy and Solar power initially, but will diversify into other areas such as Biogas, Energy Efficiency and Micro Hydro power.
Accommodation & Prior Learning (RPL)
Does SARETEC have accommodation for students?Yes, SARETEC may establish partnerships to provide accommodation for national and international students. Contact SARETEC for further information.
Will there be recognition of prior learning (RPL) process?Yes, Contact SARETEC for more information
Conference & Facilities
What are the costs of hiring the conference facilities?Costs may vary with customer preferences and duration.
What courses or training does SARETEC offer?Please see the SARETEC Training section. View Training
What are the costs of courses?Costs are course specific, please see the SARETEC Training section. View Training
Where are SARETEC courses offered?Courses are offered at our state of the art facilities in Sacks Circle, Western Cape, South Africa. Contact SARETEC
Are SARETEC courses fulltime only?Some courses will be held part-time and full-time, please see the SARETEC Training section. View Training
Are SARETEC courses only technical in nature or are there non-technical courses?SARETEC will be providing technical and non-technical courses, please see the SARETEC Training section. View Training
How many students are in a training group?The number of students would depend on the course, please see the SARETEC Training section. View Training
Are SARETEC courses recognised?Yes by SAQA and the QCTO.
Do SARETEC courses have CPD credits?Yes, depending on the course CPD credits may be offered.
Duration Courses & Workshops
How often do courses run?Course schedules available on SARETEC website. View Training
What duration are the courses?Short courses 8 to 40 hours and Long-term courses 3 to 24 months
Does SARETEC offer refresher courses?Yes, please see on Training
What duration are refresher coursesRefresher duration are course specific, please see the SARETEC Training section. View Training
What duration are formal courses?Long-term courses are between 3 to 24 months
What duration are short courses?Short courses are 1 day(s) minimum and vary according to scope
What duration are workshops?Workshops are normally 1 to 5 days.
Enrol for SARETEC
How do I enrol for courses?Applications will be available online via the CPUT and SARETEC websites.
Do I need to be a South African citizen to enrol at SARETEC?SARETEC always welcomes national and international students. In the case of short courses and workshops the candidate does not have to be a RSA citizen, however for formal long duration courses the candidate is required to register via CPUT and thus CPUT policy applies.
Can a fulltime working individual enrol for formal courses?Full time formal courses requires full time attendance of the participant
Can a fulltime working individual enrol for workshops?Yes, workshops are usually short in duration and can accommodate full time participant
National or International Collaboration
Does SARETEC have national or international collaboration with companies?Yes, please see Our Partners
Does SARETEC have national or international collaboration with academic institutions??Yes, please see Our Partners
Does SARETEC help me find employment in the renewable energy industry?Not directly, SARETEC has strong collaboration with industry and training at SARETEC will place you in a good position to find work in this sector.
Does SARETEC offer post graduate qualifications?SARETEC does not offer post graduate qualifications directly but is in partnership with Universities that do. Please see Our Partners
Will SARETEC offer online courses?In future yes, depending on the course, online classes will be available.
Types of Agreements
What types of agreements are signed between industry and SARETEC?Typical agreements would be Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) where there is mutual benefit. For companies where there is strong strategic alignment then a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) could be signed to reflect collaboration.
What types of agreements are signed between academia and SARETEC?SARETEC is part of an academic network and typical agreements would be in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) or Memorandum of Agreement (MoA)
Types of Requirements